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Labor > Firing cost > Weeks of wages: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Firing cost is the cost of advance notice requirements, severance payments, and penalties due when terminating a redundant worker, expressed in weekly wages. One month is recorded as 4 1/3 weeks.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Zimbabwe 446.3 weeks of wages 2006
2 Sierra Leone 328.7 weeks of wages 2006
3 Egypt 186.3 weeks of wages 2006
=4 Ghana 177.7 weeks of wages 2006
=4 Zambia 177.7 weeks of wages 2006
=4 Sri Lanka 177.7 weeks of wages 2006
7 Mozambique 142.9 weeks of wages 2006
8 Argentina 138.7 weeks of wages 2006
9 Ecuador 135.4 weeks of wages 2006
10 Equatorial Guinea 132.9 weeks of wages 2006
11 Sudan 118.1 weeks of wages 2006
12 Paraguay 112.9 weeks of wages 2006
13 Indonesia 108.3 weeks of wages 2006
14 Guatemala 101.1 weeks of wages 2006
15 Comoros 99.7 weeks of wages 2006
16 Bolivia 99.5 weeks of wages 2006
17 Portugal 98.7 weeks of wages 2006
=18 Turkey 94.7 weeks of wages 2006
=18 Bhutan 94.7 weeks of wages 2006
=20 South Korea 91 weeks of wages 2006
=20 Philippines 91 weeks of wages 2006
=20 Israel 91 weeks of wages 2006
=20 Sao Tome and Principe 91 weeks of wages 2006
=20 Cape Verde 91 weeks of wages 2006
=20 China 91 weeks of wages 2006
26 Iran 90.7 weeks of wages 2006
=27 Nepal 90 weeks of wages 2006
=27 Botswana 90 weeks of wages 2006
=27 Pakistan 90 weeks of wages 2006
30 Malaysia 88 weeks of wages 2006
31 Dominican Republic 87.6 weeks of wages 2006
=32 Vietnam 86.7 weeks of wages 2006
=32 Guinea-Bissau 86.7 weeks of wages 2006
34 El Salvador 85.7 weeks of wages 2006
35 Morocco 85.1 weeks of wages 2006
36 Malawi 84.3 weeks of wages 2006
37 United Arab Emirates 83.6 weeks of wages 2006
38 Saudi Arabia 80.1 weeks of wages 2006
39 Syria 79.8 weeks of wages 2006
Former British colonies average (profile) 78.37 weeks of wages 2006
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 76.14 weeks of wages 2006
40 Mexico 74.3 weeks of wages 2006
failed states average (profile) 71.83 weeks of wages 2006
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 71.55 weeks of wages 2006
=41 Greece 69.3 weeks of wages 2006
=41 Eritrea 69.3 weeks of wages 2006
=41 Germany 69.3 weeks of wages 2006
44 Trinidad and Tobago 67.1 weeks of wages 2006
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 66.74 weeks of wages 2006
45 Albania 64.3 weeks of wages 2006
46 Hong Kong 62.1 weeks of wages 2006
47 Jamaica 60.5 weeks of wages 2006
48 Saint Kitts and Nevis 60 weeks of wages 2006
South Asia average (profile) 59.18 weeks of wages 2006
49 Colombia 58.6 weeks of wages 2006
50 Angola 58.5 weeks of wages 2006
51 Dominica 57.7 weeks of wages 2006
=52 Vanuatu 56.3 weeks of wages 2006
=52 Spain 56.3 weeks of wages 2006
=52 Austria 56.3 weeks of wages 2006
=52 Djibouti 56.3 weeks of wages 2006
=52 Guyana 56.3 weeks of wages 2006
57 Saint Lucia 56 weeks of wages 2006
58 India 55.9 weeks of wages 2006
Muslim countries average (profile) 55.69 weeks of wages 2006
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 54.72 weeks of wages 2006
59 Thailand 54.3 weeks of wages 2006
South and Central Asia average (profile) 54.19 weeks of wages 2006
60 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 54 weeks of wages 2006
61 Swaziland 53.2 weeks of wages 2006
Emerging markets average (profile) 53.15 weeks of wages 2006
OPEC countries average (profile) 52.63 weeks of wages 2006
62 Antigua and Barbuda 52.3 weeks of wages 2006
=63 Peru 52 weeks of wages 2006
=63 Chile 52 weeks of wages 2006
65 Bangladesh 51 weeks of wages 2006
66 Nigeria 49.8 weeks of wages 2006
67 Ireland 49 weeks of wages 2006
68 Cote d'Ivoire 48.8 weeks of wages 2006
=69 Venezuela 47.3 weeks of wages 2006
=69 Kenya 47.3 weeks of wages 2006
=71 Lesotho 44.3 weeks of wages 2006
=71 Solomon Islands 44.3 weeks of wages 2006
73 Panama 44 weeks of wages 2006
Religious countries average (profile) 43.56 weeks of wages 2006
=74 Gabon 43.3 weeks of wages 2006
=74 Honduras 43.3 weeks of wages 2006
76 Kuwait 42.7 weeks of wages 2006
Former French colonies average (profile) 42.5 weeks of wages 2006
Non-religious countries average (profile) 42.3 weeks of wages 2006
77 Congo, Republic of the 41.2 weeks of wages 2006
78 Ethiopia 40.1 weeks of wages 2006
Eurozone average (profile) 39.75 weeks of wages 2006
79 Slovenia 39.6 weeks of wages 2006
=80 Papua New Guinea 39 weeks of wages 2006
=80 Cambodia 39 weeks of wages 2006
=80 Croatia 39 weeks of wages 2006
83 Seychelles 38.6 weeks of wages 2006
84 Senegal 37.9 weeks of wages 2006
85 Brazil 36.8 weeks of wages 2006
=86 Benin 35.8 weeks of wages 2006
=86 Togo 35.8 weeks of wages 2006
=86 Chad 35.8 weeks of wages 2006
89 Costa Rica 35.3 weeks of wages 2006
High income OECD countries average (profile) 35.19 weeks of wages 2006
=90 Mauritius 34.7 weeks of wages 2006
=90 Estonia 34.7 weeks of wages 2006
=92 East Timor 34.5 weeks of wages 2006
=92 Hungary 34.5 weeks of wages 2006
94 Burkina Faso 33.6 weeks of wages 2006
95 Bosnia and Herzegovina 33.2 weeks of wages 2006
NATO countries average (profile) 33.09 weeks of wages 2006
96 Cameroon 32.5 weeks of wages 2006
European Union average (profile) 32.18 weeks of wages 2006
97 Tanzania 32 weeks of wages 2006
98 France 31.8 weeks of wages 2006
=99 Mauritania 31.4 weeks of wages 2006
=99 Mali 31.4 weeks of wages 2006
=99 Niger 31.4 weeks of wages 2006
102 Uruguay 31.2 weeks of wages 2006
103 Democratic Republic of the Congo 30.8 weeks of wages 2006
=104 Madagascar 30.3 weeks of wages 2006
=104 Uzbekistan 30.3 weeks of wages 2006
=104 Lithuania 30.3 weeks of wages 2006
107 Moldova 28.8 weeks of wages 2006
108 Grenada 28.7 weeks of wages 2006
=109 Canada 28 weeks of wages 2006
=109 Fiji 28 weeks of wages 2006
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 26.92 weeks of wages 2006
=111 Finland 26 weeks of wages 2006
=111 Guinea 26 weeks of wages 2006
=111 Rwanda 26 weeks of wages 2006
=111 Suriname 26 weeks of wages 2006
=111 Sweden 26 weeks of wages 2006
=111 Haiti 26 weeks of wages 2006
=111 Burundi 26 weeks of wages 2006
118 Namibia 24.3 weeks of wages 2006
=119 Belize 24 weeks of wages 2006
=119 South Africa 24 weeks of wages 2006
121 Nicaragua 23.8 weeks of wages 2006
Eastern Europe average (profile) 22.93 weeks of wages 2006
122 United Kingdom 22.1 weeks of wages 2006
=123 Tajikistan 21.7 weeks of wages 2006
=123 Central African Republic 21.7 weeks of wages 2006
=123 Azerbaijan 21.7 weeks of wages 2006
=123 Czech Republic 21.7 weeks of wages 2006
=123 Belarus 21.7 weeks of wages 2006
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 20.01 weeks of wages 2006
128 Laos 19.4 weeks of wages 2006
=129 Netherlands 17.3 weeks of wages 2006
=129 Lebanon 17.3 weeks of wages 2006
=129 Yemen 17.3 weeks of wages 2006
=129 Russia 17.3 weeks of wages 2006
=129 Latvia 17.3 weeks of wages 2006
=129 Kyrgyzstan 17.3 weeks of wages 2006
=129 Tunisia 17.3 weeks of wages 2006
136 Algeria 17 weeks of wages 2006
137 Belgium 16 weeks of wages 2006
=138 Slovakia 13 weeks of wages 2006
=138 Norway 13 weeks of wages 2006
=138 Armenia 13 weeks of wages 2006
=138 Ukraine 13 weeks of wages 2006
=138 Uganda 13 weeks of wages 2006
=138 Switzerland 13 weeks of wages 2006
=138 Iceland 13 weeks of wages 2006
=138 Poland 13 weeks of wages 2006
146 Denmark 10 weeks of wages 2006
=147 Maldives 8.7 weeks of wages 2006
=147 The Gambia 8.7 weeks of wages 2006
=147 Samoa 8.7 weeks of wages 2006
=147 Mongolia 8.7 weeks of wages 2006
=147 Bulgaria 8.7 weeks of wages 2006
=147 Kazakhstan 8.7 weeks of wages 2006
153 Japan 8.6 weeks of wages 2006
=154 Afghanistan 4.3 weeks of wages 2006
=154 Georgia 4.3 weeks of wages 2006
=154 Jordan 4.3 weeks of wages 2006
=154 Oman 4.3 weeks of wages 2006
=154 Kiribati 4.3 weeks of wages 2006
=159 Australia 4 weeks of wages 2006
=159 Iraq 4 weeks of wages 2006
=159 Singapore 4 weeks of wages 2006
162 Romania 3 weeks of wages 2006
163 Italy 1.7 weeks of wages 2006

Citation

"Countries Compared by Labor > Firing cost > Weeks of wages. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Development Indicators database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Labor/Firing-cost/Weeks-of-wages

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